My name is Neghar Fonooni, and I believe in eating mindfully, training intuitively, and most of all living joyfully (because FUN!).



When people ask me what I do, I try not to confuse them with words like solo-preneur and online coach. Instead, I say something like this:

“I help people learn to live a fully engaged life.”

The long version of that is:

“I teach women how to live fit, happy, empowered lives without stress and shame. I give them tools to find a fit lifestyle that serves them and never steals from them, and I give them permission to be vulnerable, authentic, and fully alive.”

In a nutshell, that’s really it. I know it seems vague and esoteric, but in truth, you can’t really put a label on it. I started out as a personal trainer 14 years ago, went on to join the United States Air Force as a linguist, became a mom, launched a successful training business, started a blog, and eventually became a full fledged entrepreneur.

Eat, Lift & be Happy is my baby, my message, and my mission.

I believe that exercise and nutrition should enrich your life, not detract from it. I believe in doing things you love and enjoying the transformation. I believe in finding bliss every single day, in positive thinking and speaking, in making other people’s lives easier and richer, and in making an impact on the world.

I’m silly, snarky, and genuinely happy–and usually not approachable until I’ve had a cup of coffee. I am determined to shine as brightly as I possibly can so that others can feel that warmth and harness their own light. Inspiration is contagious and I intend to spread it like a plague.


Who I am: Lifestyle and Fitness Coach, Writer, Entrepreneur, Veteran, Cook, Mom, Wife.

What I do: Speak, write, and teach about living a vibrant, healthy, passionate lifestyle.

Things I love: Books, bulldogs, red wine, bloody mary’s, yoga, the color green, vintage typewriters, fashion, collecting vinyl, the ocean, champagne cocktails, pork belly, coffee, hiking, smiling, scifi, music, girl talk, my husband, my son.

Where to find me: Click the “contact” tab above for inquires on speaking engagements, workshops, seminars, or contributions. Or, link up with me via social media…